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Flooding update: St. Charles County

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Flooding at Cottleville Community Lake off College Parkway

Both directions of Interstate 70 have been closed in St Charles County near Route 79 in St Peters due to rising flood waters from the Dardenne Creek. The eastbound lanes closed around noon Sunday, December 27 and the westbound lanes closed around 2:30 p.m. Interstate 70 is not expected to reopen until late Sunday night or early Monday.

Motorists who need to use eastbound I-70 in St Charles County can exit at Interstate 64 eastbound to Route 364 eastbound. Route 364 connects to Interstate 270 in St. Louis County and from there motorists can reconnect to Interstate 70.  Westbound I-70 travelers will have to exit the highway at Route 94 in St Charles. They can take westbound Route 94 to westbound I-64 to connect back to I-70.

Flood water from the main lake at Lake Saint Louis pours over the spillway Monday of the main dam into Pereque Creek. The 600-acre lake was filled with runoff from three days of heavy rain. Photo by Brian Flinchpaugh

Flood water from the main lake at Lake Saint Louis pours over the spillway Monday of the main dam into Pereque Creek. The 600-acre lake was filled with runoff from three days of heavy rain. (Brian Flinchpaugh/Mid Rivers Newsmagazine photo)

In addition, Interstate 49 is closed in Carthage, Missouri. There are more than 180 roads closed across the state due to flooding.

Motorists who travel today are advised to have their headlights on, watch for ponding water on highways and slow down.  If a road is closed due to flooding, do not drive through. Turn around and don’t drown. Check road conditions before you go at MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map at traveler.modot.org/map.

The Traveler Information Map is also available as free app for Android and iPhones.

Additionally, Salt River Road in St. Peters Closed Due to Flooding

Salt River Road in St. Peters is closed between Hwy. 79 and Main Street in Old Town St. Peters until further notice due to flooding.

A residence on Greens Bottom Road

A residence on Greens Bottom Road

Mexico Road in St. Peters is also closed until further notice due to flooding west of Church Street.

Drivers are asked to seek alternate routes.

 

 

 

 

 

Flood waters from a swollen Dardenne Creek inundated park property along the creek at Mexico Road in Cottleville. The handicapped ramp has been overtopped by flood water. (Brian Flinchpaugh/Mid Rivers Newsmagazine photo)

Flood waters from a swollen Dardenne Creek inundated park property along the creek at Mexico Road in Cottleville. The handicapped ramp has been overtopped by flood water. (Brian Flinchpaugh/Mid Rivers Newsmagazine photo)

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